Government announces investment in Electric Vehicle charging infrastructure

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  • All drivers will be within 30 miles of a charging station

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced significant investment into infrastructure for Electric Vehicles (EVs) in today’s Budget. This will ensure that drivers are never more than 30 miles away from a rapid charging station.

Our research shows that this measure could boost uptake of EVs amongst drivers and help the Government meet its targets for at least half of new cars to be ultra-low emission by 2030.

David Kendrick, Chair of the National Automotive Group at our Manchester office says: “This is a welcome and much-needed step if the Government is to go ahead with its plan to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035.”

“Electric vehicle charging points are still few and far between, so any measure taken to improve access to charging infrastructure is positive.”

“It will be interesting to see how the plans will be rolled out and whether these will help to make EVs a more commercially viable option to consumers, especially those in less urbanised areas.”